Custom Home Designs

custom home designsDesign Evolutions Inc., GA is a full service residential design company. Generally speaking, our specialty is in single family home designs. This includes custom home designs, elevation design services, as well as, townhouse design services. While we do offer pre-designed house floor plans to builders and homeowners, we realize that custom home designs are sometimes desired or perhaps required to capture the essence of your home planning needs. Since 1999, Design Evolutions Inc., GA has been a partner to many families in the creation of their custom home designs. If you find yourself frustrated with the never ending search through magazines and websites for pre-designed house plans, then maybe you should consider using our residential design services for a unique custom home design. A unique set of custom house plans designed by Design Evolutions is a work of art. We tailor the design to fit your family’s one of a kind lifestyle because no two families are alike. We are flexible in our approach to meeting your design needs. Our custom home designs service are as diverse as our clients and we work in many different styles of architecture with an unbiased pursuit to create your dream house design. You may choose to begin with a design only service or go ahead with our full design services. In the end, you will have a set of custom plans that are complete, concise, and buildable; furthermore, you can be confident that it will be to your liking.

Our Goal for your custom home designs

Our goal is to design a work of art that stands the test of time. We do this by adhering to the age old philosophy “form follows function”. Remaining true to the chosen style of architecture is also important. Addressing your desires to develop custom house plans to fit your family’s lifestyle is the ultimate end game. Overall, combining the aforementioned with the talents of Building Designer, Kirya J. Duncan, you can count on receiving a well thought out floor plan. The finished result is set of custom home designs that will have neighbors and strangers alike admiring your residence for years to come! Browse through the sections below to get familiar with our custom home design services and discover how we can begin the process of evolving your custom home dreams into reality.

Schematic design

A Schematic design (concept) includes the following:
  • Floor plans
  • Front elevation
Note: If you decide to proceed with construction documents after finishing the schematic design, the cost of this service will be credited towards the cost of our basic custom home design service or our detail custom home design service.

Basic design

A “Basic Construction set” (permit set) includes the following:
  • Cover sheet with page index
  • Foundation plan
  • Floor plans, window & door schedule
  • Four (4) exterior elevations
  • Roof plan overview
  • Wall sections, foundation details, and other misc. details as required.
  • Schematic electrical plans
  • 2D color rendering of front elevation

Detailed design

A “Detailed construction set” (permit set) includes the following:

  • Cover sheet and page index
  • Foundation plan
  • Floor plans, window/ door schedule
  • Four (4) exterior elevations
  • Roof plan overview
  • Wall sections, foundation details, and other misc. details as required.
  • Schematic electrical plans
  • 3D color rendering of front elevation

Plus…

  • Building cross section(s)
  • Kitchen & bath cabinet elevations
  • Interior elevation design: minimum one focal point area, built-ins, trim details, etc.

The Interview Phase

This is by far the most important phase of the custom home designs process. Here we will gather the necessary information for the design of your home. This can take place in person or by phone/ email/ fax correspondence. We encourage you to bring to this meeting all materials you have prepared along with any design requirements. Examples include, the square footage limit, room requirements, visual references that shows what you are looking for in your home and any other information you feel may be necessary.

The Design Phase

During this phase, we prepare a preliminary or schematic design of a floor plan and front elevation based on information obtained in the interview phase.

The Design Development Phase

During this phase, the client and designer fine tune the preliminary design to the exact needs of the client. The client may use the final approved preliminary plan and elevation for study, estimating, or further development into construction documents by Design Evolutions or opt to use a local design professional or drafting service.

The Working Drawings phase

In this phase of a custom home design, a complete set of architectural construction documents will be developed to include the necessary specifications and details required for a set of permit ready plans.